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  • Momoiro Clover Z' Sasaki Ayaka fractures her left ankle

    April 19, 2014 @ 1:56 am

    On April 18, Momoiro Clover Z member Sasaki Ayaka announced via their Ustream channel "momoclo TV" that she has fractured her left lateral malleolus after falling down during the shoot for TV program. On "momocloTV", she said, "I have something to tell you Mononofu (the fans) with my own words." She continued, "Today, I fell down during the shoot for Kansai TV's 'Mujack', and fractured my left foot. Though I went to the hospital right after

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  • 37-year-old housewife is the winner of 'Otona AKB48 Audition'

    April 19, 2014 @ 1:54 am

    On April 17, the announcement for the results of the "Otona AKB48 Audition" was made, and it was revealed that 37-year-old Tsukamoto Mariko had been chosen as the Otona AKB48 member. "Otona AKB48 Audition" was a part of Ezaki Glico's "Papico 2014 Spring Campaign", and the audition was held to find a limited-time member who was over 30 years old. Reportedly, a total of 5,066 people applied for the audition which included former Morning Musume mem

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  • Odagiri Joe & Kashii Yuu celebrate the birth of their 2nd child

    April 18, 2014 @ 5:00 am

    It's been reported that actor Odagiri Joe's (38) wife, actress Kashii Yuu (27), gave birth to their second child, a baby boy.   Kashii's agency announced that she hopes to return to work as soon as possible while adjusting her physical condition and child-rearing situation. The couple do not plan on revealing the birth date, time, location, and name of their new son. Odagiri and Kashii got married on their birthday, February 16 of

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 4/7 ~ 4/13

    April 17, 2014 @ 1:56 am

    Oricon has released its weekly charts for April 7th to the 13th. Check out the results below. [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Yes we are / Koko Kara" - SMAP : 4/9 (138,968)2. "Honoo to Mori no Carnival" - SEKAI NO OWARI : 4/9 (66,469)3. "Kizuitara Kataomoi" - Nogizaka46 : 4/2 (24,668)4. "Shimane Koi Tabi" - Mizumori Kaori : 4/9 (15,891)5. "TOKI" - Da-iCE : 4/9 (15,107)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "HUMAN" - Fukuyama Ma

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 4/9~4/15

    April 16, 2014 @ 4:19 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of April 9th to April 15th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Japanese)" - Matsu Takako 02 - "Let It Go" - Idina Menzel 03 - "Grotesque feat. Amuro Namie" - Hirai Ken 04 - "Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Ending)" - May J. 05 - "Hidamari no Michi"

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  • NMB48's Akazawa Hono graduates from the group

    April 16, 2014 @ 2:13 pm

    It's been announced that NMB48 Team BII's Akazawa Hono has graduated from the group as of April 16.Akazawa explained, "Since a few months ago, I've been carrying out my activities with uneasiness in my health," continuing with, "The manager and staff suggested options such as taking a break or do my best while watching my condition. However, I didn't have the confidence to enrich every day while carrying this uneasiness of not knowing when I woul

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  • Katayama Haruka to graduate from AKB48

    April 14, 2014 @ 1:10 pm

    AKB48 Team B member Katayama Haruka has announced her graduation from the group.This announcement was made on April 14th during Team B's performance at AKB48 Theater. After the show, Katayama wrote on her blog, "During my 7 years in AKB48, I learned a lot of things and found my dream of becoming a musical actress. I really want to star in musicals!! I decided to graduate because I had strong feelings to become a full-fledged actress." The last ha

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  • AKB48's Kikuchi Ayaka announces her graduation

    April 13, 2014 @ 7:55 pm

    It's been announced that AKB48's Kikuchi Ayaka will be graduating from the group on April 21st.  This was announced on April 13th during Team A's performance. She explained, "I want to move forward not as an idol, but by finding things that I want to do such as fashion and modeling. I made this decision after carefully thinking about it." Kikuchi made her stage debut as a member of Team B in 2007, and has been a part of Team A since November of

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 4/2~4/8

    April 10, 2014 @ 4:42 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of April 2nd to April 8th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Grotesque feat. Amuro Namie" - Hirai Ken 02 - "Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Japanese)" - Matsu Takako 03 - "Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Ending)" - May J. 04 - "Let It Go" - Idina Menzel 05 - "Hidamari no Michi"

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 3/31 ~ 4/6

    April 10, 2014 @ 2:38 am

    Below are the results of Oricon's latest weekly charts for March 31st to April 6th.Check it out. =====[Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Kizuitara Kataomoi" - Nogizaka46 : 4/2 (457,837)2. "NO MERCY" - B. A. P : 4/2 (40,026)3. "High Five" - Nakayama Yuma : 4/2 (34,377)4. "Grotesque feat. Amuro Namie" - Hirai Ken : 4/2 (30,064)5. "Mitaiken Future" - FTISLAND : 4/2 (22,197)(Check out the full ranking here.)---[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "HUMAN" - Fukuyama Mas

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